Nearly forty years ago I turned...

Nearly forty years ago I turned to Christian Science for help because I was in great distress from mental depression following an operation for appendicitis and also from having been informed that I was suffering from acute Blight's disease. From the time I began to study Christian Science, despair gave place to hope and anxiety to confidence and strength.

I had the prayerful help of a Christian Science practitioner, and as I gained more understanding of Truth, the physical condition was completely healed. I had certainly touched the hem of Christ's garment. Hemorrhoids troubled me for quite a long time, but I felt that because others had experienced healing of this condition, I too could be healed. Finally I realized my complete freedom.

To anyone who may sometimes be tempted to be discouraged because a healing seems delayed, I would say, "Do not give up hope, but trust Truth to bring salvation." Does not our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, tell us in Science and Health (p. 454): "Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept"; and also (p. 400), "By lifting thought above error, or disease, and contending persistently for truth, you destroy error"? These truths were a source of great encouragement and strength to me.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 11, 1959

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